How To: Make Enhanced Podcasts

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Date: Monday, July 18th, 2005, 04:15
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Apple’s new iTunes 4.9 and the iPod photo allow you to view (and listen to) “enhanced Podcasts” which are audio files that have slideshows, URLs and some cool features embedded in them. Here’s what it looks like and here’s how we made ours – making a USB charger for PSP enhanced Podcast!

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A Worthy Challenger To The iPod?

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Date: Monday, July 18th, 2005, 04:17
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Direct Mobile Media 40GB Personal Media PlayerHas Directed Electronics introduced an iPod Killer? Or are they playing leapfrog with a Unicorn? Read More…

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More Chatter on Apple's Video iPod (vPod) and iMovie Video Store

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Date: Monday, July 18th, 2005, 00:27
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If chatter is any indication of developments at Apple, then we should probably start looking for Apple to come out with a video iPod (which we affectionately call “vPod”) and a ITMS-like store for selling videos in the fall. Read More…

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How to Print Web Pages Accurately – Accumulating Advantages for Firefox

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Date: Friday, July 15th, 2005, 16:13
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We think of browsers as a single user, graphical application. Yet Dynalivery is developing a concurrent, headless server version of the Mozilla Gecko (Firefox) engine for printing from Web applications…

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More on Etching the lid of Your PowerBook

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Date: Friday, July 15th, 2005, 12:07
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EtchAMac PowerBookDan Frakes posted some additional information on the Etch-A-Mac service in his article on Macworld Expo Gems from Boston:

If you’ve always wanted to add some more bling to your iPod or Aluminum PowerBook, Macmedia’s new ETCHamac is sure to be right up your alley. You send your PowerBook or iPod to the company, which then uses a laser to etch the design of your choice directly onto the case. Add text, logos, even images?you’ll get a professional-looking grayscale likeness etched permanently into the surface.

Read more about it and some of his other picks including Harman Kardon’s Drive+Play, DLO’s TransPod for iPod shuffle, STM’s retro Loft backpack, the Razer Pro mouse and the Bluelounge Cableyoyo on the Mac Gems Weblog.

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Steve Jobs Exempted From License Plates

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Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2005, 10:12
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I Sue License PlateRussell Beattie posted a blog entry about Steve Jobs’ lack of license plates on his car:

We drove by Steve Jobs’ house today in Palo Alto, and I saw a nice car in the front yard without a license plate. Not with a “new car” plate, but rather with none at all – just an empty plate holder. Then I was told that Steve doesn’t have a license plate on his car (nor his wife).
Two questions: Is this true? Why? It’s almost more conspicuous to have a car without a plate than one with one, no? We’ve got a few billionaires here at work as well and I don’t remember seeing any cars without plates…

The reason we’ve been given for the Jobs’ lack of license plates is that the State of California will grant an exemption to certain “celebrities” allowing them not to have tags (as we call them here in PA) on their cars to avoid stalkers. Another person pointed out that having someone’s CA license plate number could allow them to get the person’s home address and other personal information by social engineering CA’s Division of Motor Vehicles. One minor correction to Russell’s post above is that although the CA DMV will exempt certain folks from having plates, they instead issue a small bar code in place of the plates, so that the cops can still bust your ass for doing 110 MPH in your Benzo.
The PowerPage managed to secure a shot of Jobs’ license plate before he got wind of the exemption (above) 😉

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Cell Phone Service Disabled In N.Y. Tunnels After London Attack

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Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2005, 10:24
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ComputerWorld: Cellular phone service has been shut off in four busy New York commuter tunnels in the wake of the bombings of London’s transportation system.

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New '.mobi' Domain for Wireless Web Sites

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Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2005, 10:34
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ComputerWorld: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers today approved the “.mobi” suffix for Web sites designed to be accessed by mobile phones.
Does anyone think that the new .mobi Top Level Domain will take off given the slow adoption of WAP and WML? Is there any question whether it will be more popular than the new .xxx TLD?

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Apple's Sales, Profit Surge

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Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2005, 10:53
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Sales jumped 75%, thanks to iPod, but the company was not upbeat about this quarter. Read More…

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Google Earth – Going Where no Mac has Ever Gone Before

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Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, 00:00
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Google Earth is the same software that was available as Keyhole when Google bought them last year. It allows you to take a magic carpet ride starting from outer space into anywhere on earth flying through satellite images with superimposed map info. It allows you to tilt the view so it really gives the sensation of superman-ing it through your ‘burb.
See what Walt Mossberg from WSJ had to say (also a big Treo 650 fan) in Google Earth Thrills With Photos and Stunts – But How Practical Is It?

It’s good to have a healthy skepticism about the claims of the hype-driven technology industry. But there are times when even a hardened skeptic has to admit to amazement and delight at the sheer coolness of some of the things you can do on a personal computer today. And one of those “wow” moments happens the first time you run a new program called Google Earth.

Too bad it’s Windows-only, right now. According to the Google Earth download page “Apple Macintosh computers are not supported at this time (but we are working on it).”

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